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  Family B-9: My Lady

My Lady, for which no further information was available, is the taproot mare of this family. Her daughter, Lady Harriet, by Battledore (son of Sir Oliver), dropped a filly by Regulator (son of Master Robert) that was in the stud in Ireland, probably that of William Disney's Lark Lodge at the Curragh. The Regulator mare produced three sons that ran in Ireland, and then were taken to England to win good races there. Her second foal, Caurouch (1843), by Birdcatcher, won in Ireland and then was taken to England, where he won the Cesarewitch, and her next colt, Keleshea (or Celeshe, and later Crabbs), by David ( a son of Catton), won twelve races, including England's Chester Handicap. Her colt of 1846, Courire (or Cauriri), by David or Arthur, won ten races, including the inaugural running of England's Lincolnshire Handicap; he was later sent to France. Her son Affghan, by Napier, won two races in Ireland, and another son, Fearless (by Faugh-a-Ballagh, brother to Birdcatcher) was a great weight-carrier, winning the Southdown Stakes at the Southdown Hunt Steeplechase meet, carrying 13 st.-3 lbs. over three miles.

In 1847 she became the property of E.R. Clark, of Middlesex, in England, the breeder and owner of Cesarewitch winner Mr. Sykes, from Half-bred Family 10. For him she produced Minna, by Napier, a son of Gladiator, a winner of two hurdle races, and her brother, Affghan, a winner of two races. She also produced two daughters in England for Clark that bred on. Violet Fane, by Sir Tatton Sykes, ran unplaced for several seasons and later produced a colt, Belgium, by Vandermulin, a son of Van Tromp. Violet Fane's sister, an unnamed filly by Sir Tatton Sykes, continued the family through her daughter, Maid of the Mill, by Orlando son Trumpeter: she won eight races on the flat, a hurdle race and a steeplechase.

Maid of the Mill, in the stud of T. Stevens of Lime Tree Cottage, Chilton, Berkshire, bred mostly hunters that won small hurdle races and steeplechases. Her son Absolution won a small steeplechase; son Jeffrey won two hunters' flat races; Ligonier won a small race; The Miller won three hurdle races; Mignonette won a small steeplechase, and Mytton's Maid won four hunters' flat races, three small hurdle races and two steeplechases in her seven seasons. Maid of the Mill's daughter, Fornax, by Soucar, a son of Dollar, won ten races worth £1,375, and two hurdle races between the ages of two and nine; her daughter Ris de Veau won a small race as a juvenile, but died soon after. Mytton's Maid II returned to Ireland, where, in the stud of W.B. Purefoy of Greenfields, Tipperary, she produced Conqueror, a sire of "many excellent hunters and chasers in Co. Tipperary."

Notable Descendants


Caurouch ch.c. 1843
(Birdcatcher - mare by Regulator)
Caurouche was bred in Ireland, and ran as a three year old there in the name of John O'Neill, placing third to Plover in the Madrid Stakes, and at age four, winning three Queen's Plates and running second to Chanticleer in the Kirwan handicap, after which he was taken to England by William Disney, his breeder and the owner of his sire, Birdcatcher. There, after a poor showing in Manchester, he won the Cesarwitch Stakes handicap of 1847, at odds of 30:1, making all the running and winning by a length over a good field of thirty. In all he won six races worth £2,166.

Descent Chart

 My Lady (f)
  Lady Harriet (f) by Battledore
     Mare (f. c1835) by Regulator
       Caurouch (ch.c. 1843) by Birdcatcher
       Keleshea [or Celeshe] (b.c. 1844) by David
       Caurire [or Cauriri] (ch.c. 1846) by David or Arthur
       Minna (ch.f. 1848) by Napier
       Affghan (ch.c. 1851) by Napier
       Mare (f. 185-) by Sir Tatton Sykes
       | Maid of the Mill (ch.f. 1864) by Trumpeter
       |  Absolution (bl.c. c1871) by Cardinal
       |  Jeffrey (b.c. 1872) by John Davis
       |  Ligonier (b.c. c1872) by Cardinal
       |  Mytton's Maid (b.f. 1876) by Flash in the Pan
       |  | Mytton's Maid II (b.f. 1885) by Lord Gough
       |  | Conqueror (b.c. 1886) by Lord Gough
       |  The Miller (ch.c. 1878) by Cucumber
       |  Foxnax (b.f. 1811) by Soucar
       |  | Ris de Veau (b.f. 1893) by Oxlip
       |  Mignonette (b.f. 1885) by Silvester
       Violet Fane (ch.f. 1854) by Sir Tatton Sykes
        Belgium (br.c. 1861) by Vandermulin

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